Surprise!

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Registered: 04-22-2006
Surprise!
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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 10:03pm

Well - my day certainly turned interesting!

At about 2pm I felt this gush of fluid, and by 6pm Evan Michael was born!!! It went crazy fast - I called Kyle and my midwife at about 2:30. Kyle came home, packed a bag for me, and we met my midwife at the hospital by 3:30. They did a bunch of checks, and sure enough I was in labor. By the time the on-call OB checked me (I don't remember what time) I was 8cm!! They asked if I wanted an epidural, but I figured if I got through to that point without one, then I'll just go for the glory.

It SUCKED!! It was excruciating, and pushing was really really difficult. But, I didn't have the choice and just kept plugging away. I think I must have said "I can't do this anymore" and "I just want him out" about 1000 times! LOL! But, I did it, and he came within 4 hours of my water breaking.

He was 6 lbs 9 oz (at 35 weeks - so a big boy), and he looks to be doing alright for the most part. He had some initial problems breathing and his glucose levels are low. So, he's in the NICU. They had to formula feed him because of his low sugar levels, but the midwife assured me that it won't have an affect on breastfeeding. I'm going to try and pump as soon as I can so he can at least get some nutrition from me.

We don't know right now how long he will need to be in the NICU. Will keep everyone posted on that.

Phew!! What a frickin' crazy day!





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Registered: 02-16-2008
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 12:06am

Oh wow...congratulstions, Alyssa! You, Kyle, and Evan will be in my thoughts! Can't wait to see pictures!

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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 12:35am

Wow!






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Registered: 01-29-2008
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 1:08am

Oh wow!


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Registered: 12-23-2003
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 6:28am

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You did a great job momma! :) I said similar things during pushing. What an intense experience- thankfully it is quickly forgotten. I can't wait to see pictures and hear more about how things progress.

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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 8:42am

First of all CONGRATS!!!!!

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Registered: 02-26-2008
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 9:31am

WOW!! Congrats! I can't wait to see pictures...I am so happy for you guys. Glad he is doing well and hopefully he will be out of the NICU soon!


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Registered: 11-01-2005
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 9:44am

Holy cow!!!

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Registered: 03-29-2008
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 10:13am

Congratulations, Alyssa and welcome to the world, Evan!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Registered: 04-22-2006
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 11:12am

Thanks for all the thoughts and P&PTs so far ladies!

Just a quick update: Evan's glucose levels seem to be doing well, and they're going to move him to a different room (for bigger, healthier babies). Here are a couple pictures:

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Registered: 11-01-2005
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 11:47am
Beautiful!! He's perfect!!! And look at you, you look fabulous and DH looks so proud!! Glad things are improving for you all!!! :D

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